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  1. Avatar Edoyy says:

    Well, firstly are you tnkailg about superficial wrinkles (wrinkles that show up only when your skin is dried out) or deep wrinkles (wrinkles that are on your face permanently unless cosmetic surgery is pursued)? If they’re superficial, there are a ton of great moisturizers out there. Avon makes a great face cream, it’s the Hydrofirming bio6 night creme , and it retails for about $15. If you want more a more simple lotion, I would ask you to consider the Cetaphil Moisturizer. You can get a big, 475ml bottle in most drug stores. It costs about $17.A face cream/lotion won’t firm or lift the skin, nor can it feed the skin with vitamins or minerals, it’s physically impossible. What a well-formulated moisturizer can do is offer your skin a host of anti-oxidants, some anti-irritants, and maybe a few (non irritating) plant extracts (but it’s a big maybe considering that there are many irritating natural ingredients out there).Don’t think that natural is better. Just consider this; If a company wants to add something like aloe to their skin creme, they can’t simply throw it into the vat of creme. They first have to make extract or water of it (basically just plant tea, really), then they add a host of preservatives for shelf life, and THEN they add it to the cream. Does that even remotely resemble it’s original counterpart? Of course not. Plus, many plant, vegetable, and fruit extracts can be quite irritating for skin.Don’t think that price has anything to do with what you’re getting. There are many department store creams that perform miserably, and many drugstore creams that are excellent. For instance, L’Oreal makes a simple Mens moisturizer in a propellant-driven bottle for $15. The same moisturizer marketed to women is put into a 63% smaller squeeze tube, called a wrinkle filler , and sold for $27.L’Oreal owns Lancome, Helena Rubenstein, Vichy, Biotherm, and La Roche Posay. Biotherm has the EXACT same moisturizer in their line, and they sell it as the Homme active moisturizer for $45. Lancome has an almost-identical product for $50.And what about La Mer? It’s owned by Estee Lauder, and frankly the formulations are laughable. Want to know what’s in the Creme de La Mer? Water, thickening agents, petroleum and some algae extract (seaweed tea, really). It contains the preservative Kathon CG, which should only be put in wipe-off cleansers, and it’s sold for $165. The lotion and creme that I suggested above are much more kind to the skin (and wallet) than this joke of a product.Eye creams are absolutely un-necessary, as most eye creams are quite similar to their face counterparts, only sold in smaller containers.Rest doesn’t affect the skin as much as one would think. Although when fatigued our bodies slow the process of cell reproduction, that doesn’t equal dry, wrinkled skin. Stress doesn’t cause wrinkles, and dry skin doesn’t cause wrinkles. How do we know dry skin doesn’t cause wrinkles? Because there are young people out there with dry skin and they don’t have any permanent wrinkles, and there are elderly individuals with quite oily skin that have deep wrinkles. There is only one main preventer of wrinkles, and that’s a sunscreen with an SPF over 15, and with FDA approved UVA and UVB screening ingredients (Basically Mexoryl SX, Avobenzone, Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide). Sun damage is the leading cause of wrinkles (along with smoking), not to mention skin cancer, so it’s an essential part of a skin-care routine.I do hope that what I’ve written helps you. If you have any more questions, feel free to email me.

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